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Chicken Ranch Enchiladas

posted by Julie Evink on January 4, 2013

Julie's Eats & Treats ~ Ranch Chicken Enchiladas ~ Enchiladas with a twist!

Say what? A actually main dish post? I know you thought I’d never ever post a main dish again. But here it is. I know I know I got all caught up in the fact that it was Christmas and posted a little to many goodies. Trust me. My pants know it too. Did anyone else gain weight over the holidays? Like to the tune of 5+ lbs? Ouch. Well I’m back to counting calories and trying to lost that and the rest of the baby weight. Wish me luck. Don’t worry I don’t go all crazy and still treat myself so there really won’t be many changes to the blog. My favorite phrase is , “Everything in moderation” otherwise I’d go freakin’ CRAZY!

I’m a big lover of all things with Ranch and Chicken and Bacon. It’s a true story. For example I’ve made Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos,  Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich, Chicken Bacon Crescents etc. See my obvious obsession. So when I saw these I knew I had to give them a whirl because they also combine my love of Mexican food in there.

I was not disappointed. They are such a fun twist on a regular old enchilada like my Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, which are also good but hey I like to live on the edge! If you are looking for a recipe to put a little zest in your boring old menu here it is!

Chicken Ranch Enchiladas

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 1 Enchilada

Chicken Ranch Enchiladas


  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 package ranch dry salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup bottled ranch
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package tortillas


  1. Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cook and shred the chicken by boiling it in water for 20 minutes. Shred in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Add taco seasoning and dry ranch salad dressing and mix.
  3. Mix the 1/2 cup of ranch and 1/2 salsa in a bowl. Spread a very thin layer of the mixture on the bottom.
  4. Assembling the enchiladas by first putting about 2 Tablespoons of the ranch and salsa mixture on the bottom of tortilla. Then put the shredded chicken on top of that. Sprinkle with cheese and roll it up.
  5. Line up the enchiladas seem side down in the 9x13 pan and sprinkle heavily with the cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and enchiladas are heated through.
  6. Drizzle the top with ranch.
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Recipe Adapted from: The Recipe Critic


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  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Chicken enchiladas are a favorite around here! I’m going to have to try adding ranch next time!

  • Deb Larsen

    In the past week, I have made two of your recipes. I made the Cherry Pie Bars (but used strawberry instead) and they were yummy! Last night, I made the Green bean, potato, chicken dish….I only used 1 stick of butter and it was very good. Every last morsel got devoured! Thanks for finding and trying all of these great recipes!

    • Julie

      I’m happy to hear this Deb 🙂 Hope you are feeling better too!

  • Niki

    YUM! Definitely pinning this one and will add it to my shopping list for tomorrow! Can’t wait to try it =}
    ♥ ♥ ♥, Niki

  • aida

    it looks amazing, but it does not specify if we cover the dish, nor do i see where we add the ranch powder dressing……

    • Julie

      Add it with the taco seasoning! The recipe has been updated. Sorry about that!

  • aida

    thank you so much….i made it last night and my family loved it……i also had my daughter friend over and she loved it…!!!!!

    • Julie

      So glad to hear this!

  • the cape on the corner

    oh yep, i’d say you definitely have an obsession, but it seems like a yummy one!

    • Julie

      I could be addicted to worse things right? 🙂

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Oh, I hear you on the holiday weight gain. I don’t even want to know how many extra pounds all those cookies made me gain:-) Your enchiladas sound great. You can’t beat ranch and chicken…I’m loving your addiction to that flavor btw!!!

    • Julie

      I think I should just throw the scale out 🙂

  • Meghan

    These look so good. Have to make make make.
    Thanks for sharing

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  • Kristin

    Do you use the full size burrito tortillas?

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